The controversial “Bollocks to Brexit” bus is on a UK tour. The bus is trying to whip up support for a second EU Referendum.
It was at the Arnison Centre, in Pity Me, Durham, today, when it was then surrounded by about 40 Leave campaigners, wearing Yellow Vests, stood in front of the bus to prevent it from getting to its next destination in York.
A number of Leave signs were stuck to the bus while one Remain campaigner Madeleina Kay, who was on the bus, said protestors had also thrown an egg at the front window.
The road was briefly closed until the bus, and protestors moved into a bus stop in Wheatlands Way.
Pro- Brexit Yellow Vest Colin Raine said: “The people on this bus are betraying democracy and we are trying to honour it. We haven’t changed our mind in Durham.”
Many spontaneous Yellow Vest protest are popping up now around the UK and appear to be similar to France in that they have no leaders or organisation but thankfully we have not seen any of the violence that blighted France.
All the protests by UK Yellow Vests have so far been very dignified but with a strong message.
A Police Spokesperson said:
We were alerted this morning to the presence of a bus near the Arnison Centre, in Durham, being used by anti-Brexit protesters who were handing out leaflets. “They were confronted by a group of around 40 rival protesters, who held a counter demonstration.
Police briefly closed Wheatlands Way, in Durham, to protect the safety of both the public and protesters, but it was reopened within a few minutes and both sides continued their protests at the roadside.
The bus was held up for about 45 minutes.
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